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will whip them out here and there. >> looking good. >> we try. the big flag tie on because it's the 4th of july. happy 255th. that's if i'm doing my math right. >> freedom from great britain, that a lot of people don't know. >> you're right. that's stunning. reputation on back on the day. >> let's go to weather before we really get in trouble. talking about temperatures in the 70s. 81 by 9:00. 89 by noon. code orange alert day. unhealthy for sensitive groups. any respiratory ailments, young and old, limit your outside time. yes, a thunderstorm symbol. we could see a few more thunderstorms this afternoon. potentially a couple of strong ones. big ones yesterday moving away. overnight a few showers out of west virginia. they have pretty much fizzled. 60s in new york state. pennsylvania, in the 70s. 80 in raleigh. warm across the eastern u.s., even into places like des moines and chicago and the great lakes. they are still in the 60s. check it out. holding below the 90-degree mark around the bay. most of us 90 to 91 and 92. kris is checking out the roads. >> reporter: 395 northbound into th
's government headquarters and at an island retreat for young people. >> another politician is in big trouble, accused of roughing up a woman sexually. oregon congressman david wu has been facing calls to resign since the allegations surfaced. democratic house leader nancy pelosi has called for an ethics investigation. a woman accuses wu of aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior after last year's election. he says he will not step down. there are reports that the oregon democrat will not seek re-election in 2012. >>> the hotel maid accused dominique strauss-kahn of assault is speaking out publicly for the first time. the 32-year-old woman told "newsweek" magazine she wants the former international monetary fund leader to go to jail. she says he sexually assaulted her while she was working at a manhattan hotel in may. her photo appears on this week's cover of the magazine. the woman says she never wanted to be in the public eye but that she had no choice after questions about her credibility arose. >>> if maryland governor martin o'malley has his way, maryland will become the next state to al
-called robo signing is still going on more than eight months after big banks and mortgage companies promise to stop the illegal practices. they led to a nationwide halt of home foreclosures. county officials in at least three states have received thousands of mortgage documents with questionable signatures since last fall. >>> by friday, we could all be saying good-bye to border's. it heads to court for approval to liquidate after failure to receive any bids that would keep it in business. about 400 remaining stores could close as early as friday. that would put thousands of people out of work. borders had been in talk to sell itself to a private equity investor but the talks have collapsed. sad to see it go. it is the second biggest chain in the country. we're talking about 11,000 employees that are being put out of work. >> i passed by the one in silver spring, i was surprised to see nothing that suggested they were going out of business. >> i still like paper books. >> i do, too. >> even with my kindle, i still love paper. thank you, jess. >>> well, one mid-atlantic hospital has the name
with the big bang during the height of the crisis, having painting, oh, my goodness. >> at 4:41, a huge defense contractor announces a round of voluntary layoffs. >> more than a dozen people are in custody for a cyberattack against pay pal. >> we're back with your weather first in two minutes. [ man ] did we get anything good? sweetie i think you need a little extra fiber in your diet. fiber makes me sad. oh common. i dare you to taste one hint of fiber in fiber one. oh, i'd be able to tell. why don't i just eat this bag? and how can you talk to me about fiber when you are eating a candybar. you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. >>> it is really muggy out there. it is going to be another hot, hot day. slight chance of a thunderstorm. i've left it off of the forecast. we may see one, two this afternoon. highs today 96, 97, kind of like yesterday. triple digits on the way. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. angie has the latest timesaver traffic. >> we're taking a look at maryland's 270 making that southbound trip, notice moving at speed past 109 despi
on 4:40 on this friday morning. big storms are brewing for later on this afternoon. by 9:00, temperatures in the lower 80s. mostly cloudy pretty much all day. by 3:00 and 6:00, especially for that evening commute, we're looking at thunderstorms developing, some heavy downpours, also damaging wind gusts are possible with these. temperatures though not very hot today. temperatures around mid-80s as far as our highs are concerned. we'll talk more about the storms and your seven-day forecast when i come back. first, here's angie with your traffic. >> problems in d.c. early, anny. thank you very much. outbound new york drivers take note. it is closed at bladensburg road due to police activity. i'll have the latest details and more construction spots to avoid early in my next traffic report at 4:48. now over to andrea and mike. >> 4:40. time for the first "your money" report of the morning. >> cha-ching, here's jessica doyle. we saw green arrows yesterday. >> good morning, happy friday. we hope it will be a happy friday for wall street. we have the much-anticipated monthly jobs
we're following that big traffic story from yesterday, the gas main leak that was happening out near the clarksburg area. the roadways affected northbound 270, you won't be able to access the ramp to 121. if you're traveling on 121 going eastbound, we're hearing parts of the road between 355 and 270, they're being blocked off, lanes taken away as needed. continue to follow us this morning before you hit the road and we'll let you know if anything changes. 95 and the bw parkway, everything is all nice and clear from laurel down to the beltway. 66 as you take it over to virginia, if you're headed eastbound, stay to the left. if you're traveling between 50 and nutley that, construction should be clearing. by the start of the 5:00 hour. 395, smooth sailing from duke street to shirlington all the way to the 14th street bridge. 95 before that, no complaints. we'll take a look at the dulles toll road and construction with us for the next half hour coming up 20 minutes to 5:00 and that will be in my next traffic report. for now, over to mike and andrea. >> a private funeral service will be h
the national debt is more than $14 trillion. >> now, how big is that? this is kind of fun, let's take a look at what $1,000 looks like in $100 bills. now let's take a look at what $1 million and $1 billion would look like and this is what $1 trillion looks like. multiply by that by 14 and that's roughly how much our country is in the red. >> i take just a quarter. >> i would too. >>> meantime a new york man accused of dismembers an 8-year- old boy has pleaded not guilty. a judge ordered levi aaron to undergo a psychological evaluation after his lawyers said he may be mentally ill. police say he urged leiby kletzky away and then killed him. they found parts of his body in different places. >> it's an unbelievable, unbelievable feeling that i feel like i lost sort of my kids. that's the closeness that everybody feels to this family. >> first of all, the realization that we lost a child. number two, i can speak for myself as a father thinking what were the final grisly moments of his death? there's no words. i have to step away because i'm getting very emotional. >> wednesday night, tearful cha
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on our thursday. >> friday eve. >> friday eve, and we are eating up today. >> tomorrow will be the big time heat de. unlike the last heat wave, 1- day affair, that's it. and then back to the low to mid- 90s. >> you like that. >> it will still be hot, but the superheat is just one day. this summer, the allergens have been just hanging on, hanging on too long for my liking. yesterday the grass pollen was high. the rain with the heat, the grass pollen sup. tree was absent, weeds and mold are moderate. the day planner. a mix of clouds and sunshine today. a lot of high clouds blowing across the region, especially in the morning hours. temperatures trying to get to the upper 80s by noon. maybe even 95 or 96 if we get enough sunshine, but it may be reserved for places north and west. culpepper could see more sunshine. with the winds southeast to southerly today at 5 to 10 miles an hour. the dew points, that's the story. the moist air, we have seen 70s in norfolk. with the winds turning to the southeast and south this will be moving to us, as opposed to the dry air moving down. that's what we
. remember, our summer, their winter. they got big mountains down there. >> nine feet. >> we had storms like that, almost like that out in the western u.s. prolifics winter for snow. they were skiing in places like mammoth through independence day. >> here, no skiing. >> no way. >> i could go for some slopes. sno-cone even. a slushy, i don't care. anything with ice with it will work for me. we've got dangerous heat and humidity. that's the problem. it was the problem yesterday. it will be the problem today. it will be the problem tomorrow. conditions will be improving. we'll be getting a little bit of relief. even into the lower 90s. looking at your forecast, our day planner on this severe weather alert day due to the heat, the humidity, the code red air. we're going to very quickly warm up. 97 by noon. even in the upper 80s here at 8:00. 87 degrees at 8:00 in the morning. what is going on. northwest winds will become southwesterly this afternoon. 102 by 4:00. that will be about the high today. some spots night of might make 103, 104 with an isolated storm or two this afternoon. we keep our
the store could be open as early as fall 2014. big dogs. >>> nasa begins final preparation for the last shuttle mission. >>> a local champion takes home the top prize as the most famous eating competition in the world. >>> good morning! welcome back to 9news now. 4:44 on this tuesday morning. howard bernstein is here right in the d.c. area, it turned out to be a lovely night for the fireworks. they went off without rain spoiling. >> that's what we were hoping for. northern neck, up toward hagerstown, those showers were a little bit more than i thought. i thought everything would be south and east. they still got hit the hardest. places down toward richmond williamsburg and norfolk got hammered yesterday afternoon. where it was more hit-or-miss. this morning, we're starting out fairly quiet. we'll have sunshine moving in. temperatures in the upper 70s. mid-80s by noon. maybe you won't notice the winds today. they'll be rather light. they'll be turning from the north to the south during the afternoon. by 4:00, around 90. isolated storm or two can't be ruled out. coverage looks sparse. by
. that's about 3% to 4% of total jobs in the region. >>> a big federal contractor may be house hunting. bechtel says it is considering moving its offices out of frederick to another location in the washington area. the frederick news post reports the san francisco-based company told its 2,000 workers on thursday that leases on the frederick offices are up for renewal. the company has coordinated many international projects including nuclear reactors and $2.3 billion in construction contracts in iraq. so, you know, you can imagine a lot of areas are going to start bidding on those. >> yeah. >> they're going to try to get a better deal on the current lease. >> the thought had occurred. could be a little bit of a negotiation tactic. >> you would think leases are lower than in the washington area. interesting. >> we'll see if they can get a deal somewhere else. >> metro says its trains are meeting all of the agency's on- time goals now. >> a closer look at the numbers is revealing something else. >> olga breese is in for howard bernstein with our forecast today. we could use a little breez
in campaign finance reports. >>> a metropolitan washington airport authority has done a big about face on a previous decision to build a below ground metro station at dulles international airport. >> yesterday, the authority voted to change the plans back to an above ground station. this move saves about $300 million. in april, they approved an underground station but some local counties said they pulled their money if the less expensive plan wasn't picked. the $3.5 billion silver line is expected to be completed in 2017. >>> today marks the 150th anniversary of the battle of bull run also known as the first battle of manassas. >> the anniversary will be observed with four days of reenactment and celebration on the manassas battlefield. if your travel plans take you out near manassas battlefield, here is a heads up. thousands of actors are expected to take part in the reenactment which draws countless visitors as well. so, look out for traffic along lee highway and i-66. >>> an archaeology crew made a major discovery at the bottom of pearl harbor. it unearthed a skull believed to belon
hikes associated with it. instead, pushing for smaller $2 trillion measure. >> a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of the economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment, it is a job killer, terrible idea. >> reporter: even democrats are raising concerns about the president's plan, especially cuts to medicare and other social services. >> we said we won't end the medicare guarantee. >> president obama scheduled a news conference before he meets with lawmakers. he's expected to stress that a deal must be reached within the next week and a half. for the u.s. to avoid its first ever default. >> the president's made it clear he's going to do clear political things for him., for his party. the republicans will have to do some things, too. >> if the deal to raise the debt ceiling is not approved by august 2nd, the treasury department says the government will run out of money to pay its bills. the new head of the international monetary fund warns the impact could be felt worldwide. >> interest hikes, stock markets, taking a huge hit and
is not giving up on the massive deficit reduction deal. >> there's time to get something big done. the president made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: with the default line 15 days away, president obama and loaders are scrambling to to cut the budget and work on taxes. a new plan will have a constitutional plan requiring a balanced budget. the proposal rules out any tax human beings, and they said it's dead on arrival. >> we need to accept the responsibility to do the job and lead. $there were no formal talks over the weekend, but behind the scenes, there's a bipartisan backup plan. >> reporter: the measure would allow president obama on his own to raise the debt ceiling in stages. there's not enough to satisfy most republicans. >> i think the mcconnell plan is more of washington not taking responsibility. >> reporter: the chairman, ben bernanke is urging lawmakers to do something quickly, warning a failure to do so would be a self-inflict the wound with serious consequences. joel brown, washington. >> president obama and congressional leaders realize that a deal reali
to drink more water. >>> good news in the fight against a.i.d.s. >> there is indeed. it is a big deal especially here in d.c. which hays the highest rate of h.i.v. in the country. >> anita brikman has more on how a couple of pills a day could help partners of infected people drastically cut their risk of infection. >> reporter: the centers for disease control calls it a break-through in preventing the spread of h.i.v. >> these results are very encouraging. >> two studies followed thousands of heterosexual men and women in africa. one study by the cdc looked at 1200 people who took daily pills either a real medication called truvada or a fake pill. those who took it were 63% less lick likely to be infected with h.i.v. >> it both prevents the virus itself from taking hold in your body and also reproducing within your bloodstream and cells. >> reporter: a second study involved more than 4700 heterosexual couples where one partner is hiv-positive. when the uninfected partner received h.i.v. medication, their risk of infection was reduced 62% to 73%. here in the u.s., health officials say
in november 2012, also a presidential election. that typically means that big voter turnout. >>> today is july 1st. it's the beginning of a new fiscal year and that means a number of new laws will take effect today. >> an income tax credit of 20% off electric vehicle recharging equipment is one of the dozens in maryland. the sales tax on alcoholic beverages meanwhile will also jump 50%, 9% overall. >>> collective bargaining rights will be established for some. >> across the potomac in virginia, one law affects domestic violence victims. they should find it easier to get protective court orders. the change comes after the beating death of yard lee love. also people free from jail on bail or out on probation can be tracked by gps devices. >>> sexually abused children now have 20 years to sue their attackers, not just two. and absentee ballots of voters who died before election day will be counted. and it's now legal in virginia to bring your own bottle of wine to a restaurant. >>> well, not so fast. that's a new warning from the justice department regarding medical marijuana. >> doj officials sa
. >>> executives who are found responsible for big bank failures may have to pay up out of their own pockets. new rule says federal regulators can recapture two years of pay from investigators who have found negligent for a bank's demise. banks are worrying that rule could lead executives to jump ship at the first sign of trouble in an organization. >>> seems those red-light cameras are not raising the revenue they once did. cameras snap pictures of drivers running red lights and violators receive the fines in the mail. they've been a dependable source of income for many cities but drivers get wise and actually obey the law which is happening here in d.c. duh! revenue has been dropping in many cities and it is leading to layoffs of employees. >> with the syntaxes, it could happen. you obey the law, you stop drinking, you stop smoking, there goes the revenue. >> parking is going to be a problem for commuters on both sides of the potomac. >>> welcome back to 9news now. meteorologist, anny hong is in for howard bernstein. >> just made it in time. looking at doppler, we've got some showers out there.
't have enough money to pay all of its bills and that could have a big impact. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 12,592. finished the day down 88 points in trade. nasdaq was off by 16. s&p 500. we stand by about seven and a half. the gap between those with the most and the least continues to widen. in fact, the wealth gap has grown to its widest levels in a quarter century. an analysis of census data blames the recession and uneven recovery for raise erasing decades of minority gains. >>> today, the postal service is expected to announce it will study whether to close thousands of local post offices around the country. about 3600 offices are facing review, mostly located in rural areas. postal officials are looking into options for those regions. the postal service trying to cut cost lost $8 billion last year. >>> just because it is reviewing the organizations it doesn't mean they're necessarily going to close. job hunters, we have a career fair for you this wednesday. the diversity career fair will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the tysons corner ma
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